Riots erupt in aftermath of Jordan elections

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 11, 2010 13:06

A Jordanian official says riots broke out in towns north of Amman to protest the results of parliamentary elections.

Police spokesman Maj. Mohammed al-Khatib says about 400 people in four towns and a fifth site near a Palestinian refugee camp protested on roads late Wednesday, burning tires, smashing vehicles, and pelting security forces with stones. There were no reports of injuries.One of the demonstrations took place on a highway linking Amman to Syria. Al-Khatib says police fired tear gas at the protesters on the highway and in one of the towns to restore order early Thursday.


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